Feeling good at work is more than just having the basics. Workplace well-being encompasses much more than a comfortable office chair or a weekly bowl of fruit in reception, or a well-being activity once a week or month. The impact of having a good workplace well-being strategy can be the difference between a loyal, engaged, productive workforce, healthy and vibrant workplaces and a team that doesn’t feel valued. Understanding the significance of workplace well-being is key for employers and businesses that want a happy, healthy workforce, which helps retain and recruit the talent they look for.

-Workplace well-being embraces several areas including how employees feel about their jobs, the work environment and overall culture and the support they receive from their employers. It embraces physical, mental, and emotional aspects of employee wellness, aiming to create an environment where employees can thrive both personally and professionally.

Having a workplace that focuses on well-being will lead to employees who feel valued and have the resources and support to do their jobs well, achieving business goals and being a workplace of choice. Here are some key areas of workplace wellbeing:

Mental and Emotional Health

Workplaces that foster a culture where well-being is promoted and encouraged, understand that influences outside of work can affect performance and health. In supporting employees, they work to create an environment where people feel safe to speak up and stress is managed.

Personal Development

Employees like some degree of challenge in their roles, so opportunities for learning and growth help to improve their sense of purpose and overall job satisfaction.

Social Connections

Building positive relationships at work and in the community contributes to a sense of well-being and can have a positive impact on how employees feel about their workplace and job.

In short, workplace well-being is about creating an environment that considers the holistic health and happiness of employees. By prioritising well-being, organisations show a commitment to looking after their most valuable asset – their staff.